Thanks to all for making WHB as popular an event as it has been from the get-go. As usual, a great assortment of recipes graces this edition. You'll find some old favorites as well as intriguingly novel ingredients guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds or pique your curiosity. You'll also meet some food bloggers who are new to blogging or just new to Weekend Herb Blogging. Welcome, everyone! Let's get down to dining!
heat and nuanced flavor, all as easy as opening a can.
Ben - What's Cooking?
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.
It takes many minces of a variety of vegetables to
generously fill spring rolls, but cabbage is still king.
Maria - Organically Cooked
Hania, Crete, Greece
A fistful of cilantro and green peas turn a fragrant
rice into a simple, yet rousing, bowl of basmati.
Nags - Edible Garden
Broccoli rabe's bitter memories are a thing of
the past when prepared with crushed garlic,
sweet sausage and delicate pasta.
Joanne - Eats Well with Others
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
An ancient, obscure grain is a freekeh-n' brilliant bed
for a colorful medley of vegetables and spices.
Yasmeen - Health Nut
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
A serendipitous trip to a specialty market yields the
makings of a quick and crunchy dish with Asian accents.
Rachel - The Crispy Cook
Schuylerville, New York, U.S.A.
Radicchio and frisée add a bitter balance to rich and robust
grilled meats prepared to celebrate a special day in Greek culture.
Laurie - Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska
Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.
You'll need a deep dish, indeed, to layer thick slabs
of fried aubergine with tomato sauce and cheese
for one of the Mediterranean's most classic casseroles.
Kalyn - Kalyn's Kitchen
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.
More's the pity some folk just don't take to cilantro,
but more for the rest of us is hardly a pity at all.
Pam - Sidewalk Shoes
Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, U.S.A.
A specialty dish from Middle East teaches us that the jute rug
underfoot once had leaves that work their charms in the kitchen.
Julia - Grow. Cook. Eat.
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Bursting with vitality, all spinach needs is a nip
of aromatic vegetables and a dollop of dairy for a
bowl of green brilliance as quick as it is tasty.
Seema- My Endeavors
Crossing plums with apricots is complicated science. Let's
leave the lab coats to wrangle as we tuck into the simple
pleasures of juicy fruit baked under sweet, buttered oats.
Haalo - Cook (Almost) Anything at Least Once
Overlooked in Western kitchens, charming banana flowers highlight
the beauty and economy of letting no part of a plant go discarded.
Paprika is more than just a pretty face. Turning up
the heat transforms this spice powder into a
formidable flavor to burnish many a classic recipe.
Katie - Thyme for Cooking, The Blog
Lot et Garonne, France
An enthusiastic gardener tours us through the finer
points of a special culinary green, rarely seen in markets.
Sylvie - Rappahannock Cook and Kitchen Gardener
Washington, Virginia, U.S.A.
Apples and raisins aren't just for Thanksgiving and Christmas
when they fill deep-fried dumplings to kick off the Easter season.
Cinzia - Cindy Star
Bardolino, Lake of Garda, Italy
Once you note how easy and delightful it is to create your
own fresh herbal breadcrumbs, you will wonder why you ever
bothered to reach for the cardboard box on your grocer's shelf.
Brii - Brii's Blog in English
Valsorda, Lake Garda, Italy
tidbits taken from a tapas bar menu.
Susan - The Well-Seasoned Cook
Special thanks to Haalo for organizing Weekend Herb Blogging since Kayln's departure as mistress of ceremonies. Laurie of Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska is the current host for WHB #172. Do be sure to send her your best and brightest recipes per the requirements established here. Have a great week!